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On the last weekend of June was held the XXIII traditional amateur open tennis tournament for the Kozloduy NPP Cup with the partnership of Arena Tennis. EnergoService supported the competition for consecutive year, which included more than 60 participants in the following categories: men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, as the men’s teams were divided according to the age of the players – under and over 50 years. Despite the heavy rain on Saturday night, the tournament was successfully completed on artificial courts with minimal change in format due to the limited number of courts. After the matches played in the group and final stages, the winners in the different categories were:
MEN’S DOUBLES: Champions – Hristo Kazakov / Momchil Kosev
Finalists – Martin Nikolov / Hristo Hristov
III place – Hristo Trifonov / Preslav Marinov & Georgi Pleshkov / Max Hristov
MEN’S DOUBLES (50+):
Champions – Emil Ochev / Andrey Kotsev
Finalists – Vlaiko Peychev / Lyudmil Makaveev
III place – Petyo Ivanov / Yavor Markov & Ivan Ivanov / Vladimir Penchev
Champions – Elena Andonova / Iveta Stoyanova
Finalist – Antoaneta Markova / Silvia Nikova
III place – Emi Abadjieva / Bilyana Ruseva
Champions – Elena Andonova / Georgi Pleshkov
Finalists – Stefka Boncheva/ Momchil Kosev
III place – Emi Abadjieva / Martin Nikolov & Antoaneta Markova / Hristo Trifonov
The chief referee of the tournament was Ventsislav Dimitrov, known from the amateur chain, Arena Tennis.
Photo credit: tour.arenatennis.com
*Westinghouse Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations Elias Gedeon, right, and Valentin Iliev, CEO of Kozloduy NPP – Newbuild.
Contract Confirms the AP1000® Reactor as the Most Advanced and Proven Technology Available to Serve the Need for Competitive, Clean and Secure Energy
Cranberry Township, PA, June 14, 2023 – Westinghouse Electric Company today announced it signed a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract with Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP-Newbuild for a new AP1000® reactor to be located at the Kozloduy site. Work is commencing per the agreement to assess Bulgarian industry and the existing infrastructure at the Kozloduy site for its potential to support the construction of an AP1000 reactor.
“We are pleased to begin work to deliver the world’s most advanced, Generation III+ reactor technology to provide clean and reliable baseload energy for our customer and the people of Bulgaria,” said David Durham, Energy Systems President for Westinghouse. “We thank Kozloduy NPP-Newbuild and the Bulgarian Parliament for their confidence in our industry-leading, Nth of a kind technology. We commend Kozloduy NPP-Newbuild for their thoughtful approach to best-in-class project delivery that will ensure high localization of the work.”
Earlier this year, both entities signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a joint working group to plan deployment of the AP1000 reactor in Bulgaria. The working group is evaluating regulatory, licensing and design requirements and developing a streamlined execution path in support of Bulgaria’s energy strategy. The FEED contract is the first step in delivering the AP1000 reactor project.
There are currently two Russian-designed VVER-1000 reactors in operation at the Kozloduy site. Westinghouse signed a 10-year agreement in December 2022 to supply nuclear fuel to one of the units starting in 2024. The fuel will be supplied out of Westinghouse’s fabrication site in Västerås, Sweden and is the only fully Western option to Russian supply.
The AP1000 advanced reactor is the only operating Generation III+ reactor with fully passive safety systems, modular construction design and has the smallest footprint per MWe on the market. In addition to one AP1000 reactor operating and another nearing completion at the Vogtle site in Georgia, four AP1000 units are currently setting operational performance records in China with six additional reactors under construction. Poland recently selected the AP1000 technology for its nuclear energy program and nine units have been announced for Ukraine. The technology is under consideration at multiple other sites in Central and Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom, and in the United States.